Ag Council of Arkansas board gets legal, environmental, market update

The Agricultural Council of Arkansas' spring board meeting provides an opportunity for board members to get updates on a wide variety of issues confronting farmers and other agribusinessmen across Arkansas during the heart of the planting season.

The meeting at the Walnut Lake Country Club in Pickens, Ark., near the end of May had three guest speakers -- Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law Center; Trey Cooke, director of Mississippi-based Delta F.AR.M., and Scott Stiles, Extension marketing specialist with the University of Arkansas.

But the session also produced a wide range of information on such issues as the Cotton Ginning Cost Share Assistance Program that was subsequently announced by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to the latest acreage figures for cotton in the state to an analysis of the recent strengthening of corn and soybean prices in the commodity markets.

Here are some photos from the meeting.

TAGS: Cotton Agenda
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